Friday 5th March
March is the month for sowing and growing things on. I spent the morning pottering around at home in my greenhouse setting tomatoes, potting on Aubergines and the exciting crop of Loofah plants. Each year i like to grow something new and loofah has been on the list for a few years now. In January i got some seeds and set them. Having never grown them before id asked about and been told the take a while to germinate and have a lot of seed failure, need a long hot season to mature the fruits. not all this advice is true within 2 weeks 7 of the 8 seeds had germinated and were growing strong . According to the radio as i pulled up to the allotment sales of loofah seeds has rocketed this year! and the advice was to set them now. I wish i had known they're starting to get big now.
monster loofahs in need of canes tomatoes starting to show through
Once on plot 33 it was a day for digging carrying on with bed 4 where we left off last week. we managed to finish the bed apart from the last corner which houses a Oregano or Marjoram plant (im not sure what the difference is )that will need lifting and the roots cleaning before replanting somewhere we've not quite decided where to put the herb bed yet.
Once again we left with a feeling of having accomplished something
Greening Stoke is a project run in partnership between Festival Stoke and Letting in the Light. We are based in Stoke-on-Trent.
We are started this adventure in January 2021 in the middle of a national lockdown. Gradually, as things begin to open up, close down and then open up again, Rachel and Anne abided by all the Covid-19 Government guidance, worked in a socially distanced way, to prepare and maintain Plot 33 so that they were eventually able to invite the community to work with them.
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